Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Digital Volunteer Orientation


Digital Volunteer Orientation

You will not need to go to a physical location for this digital orientation. To participate, you will need a computer, internet access, and sound capability. Our webinar platform is Adobe Connect. Please check our minimum system requirements here:

If your system is not compatible, you may attend an in-person orientation session at one of our 35 sites across New York City.

To enter the session, go to before the start time. Please test out this link ahead of time to ensure you can access the room and have all necessary plug-ins downloaded.

Please note that you will need to sign in as a guest, entering your full first and last name when entering the digital meeting room. If you do not enter your full first and last name, your attendance will not be captured. Your New York Cares user name and password will not work on this page.


Since 1987, New York Cares has been our city's premier volunteering organization. We create opportunities for tens of thousands of busy New Yorkers to give their time each year through fulfilling, flexibly-scheduled volunteer projects. New York Cares responds to our city's most acute needs by reaching out to social service agencies, schools, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations, and mobilizing teams of volunteers to help with their work. Volunteers tutor children, feed the hungry, assist people living with HIV/AIDS, revitalize community gardens, and much more.